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Too much vitamin A can cause microbial structures to become unable to activate immune cells

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology says that although vitamin A supplementation can have profound health benefits when someone is deficient, new evidence is emerging to show that vitamin A supplementation above and beyond normal levels may have negative health consequences. 163 more words

Chemicals

Kill It. Maim It. Mimic It.

In my field, stories of famous scientific discoveries are like childhood fairy tales. Ask any immunologist and they can tell you the one about Jenner, the milkmaids, and the neighbor boy (wow, that almost sounded dirty). 1,981 more words

Immunology

Am I Your Type?

Eons ago, when slimy, scaly lizards ruled the world (more so the 4 footed versions, as opposed the bi-pedal renditions we are familiar with today) my high school offered a course in Anatomy and Physiology; in which I  enrolled. 608 more words

It's Evolution Baby!

Scientists Are Trying to Change All Blood Into Type O

At some point in your life, you’ve probably been asked to donate blood. If your blood is type O, you may have been asked to donate even more, because your blood type is the most useful and is less common.

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Lifestyle

Antibody and Antigen

Antibodies are host proteins that serve as the first response to the immune system and comprise the principal effectors of the adaptive immune system. They are produced in response to molecules and organisms, which they ultimately neutralize or eliminate. 251 more words

Antibody

Bad guys, bad news, bad day

Hello, friends. How are you? I assume you are doing better than I am.

More bad news. Today we were visited by two new villains who claim to be B cell and his sidekick Memory B-cell because B cell is kind of forgetful. 237 more words

More About Me

Before I start with my story, let’s get to know what exactly a pathogen is.

A pathogen is an infectious invader that causes illness to its host (the body in this case). 99 more words